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Thread: Wood burning stove and polytunnel (tunnel house)

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    Default Wood burning stove and polytunnel (tunnel house)

    Hi,

    recce trip planned for April but already I'm thinking about what we'll bring or not when we make the move!

    So 1st object - we've a good quality wood burning stove which is only a few year's old - should we bring it?
    It's no problem at this end as it's not included in the houe sale and then in NZ we'll be looking for a "lifestyle" property so hopefully it'd fit in. What're the rules in NZ? Do stoves stay in a house when it's sold and are stoves generally know for their quality (or not) in NZ?

    2nd object - the polytunnel (tunnel house), now that is only a year old so it's not staying! The frame is all stainless steel so can be cleaned appropriately, I believe. We'll have to buy a new plastic cover though. Do many people have polytunnels in the Wellington-up-to-Gisbourne area (recce trip should narrow that down!)? Are they needed? Here we can't grow tomatoes without getting blight without one for example. And does anyone have a link for a plastic provider? I'd like to price up if it's worth buying the plastic before the move.

    Thanks for your advice.

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    What're the rules in NZ? Do stoves stay in a house when it's sold and are stoves generally know for their quality (or not) in NZ?
    Wood burning stoves if fixed to the house are sold with the house. For most insurance companies in NZ, they classify carpets as not part of the house insurance and is covered under the content insurance policy of the house (the same way as window drapes and furniture).

    The problem is if the stove meets NZ building code or how it will have an impact on getting 'code of compliance' on the house when you build as it would affect getting insurance on the house. Of course this may not be necessary if you build in rural areas of NZ - especially a place where you plan to erect a tunnel greenhouse.

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    As wood stoves obviously burn wood, it would probably be a red flag for MAF who would want to make sure it is scrupulously clean.

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